They often don;t play an instrument, can;t read music and steal their songs. If you can make your whole song on a computer by sampling beats, you're not a musician.
In a band? You're a musician.
Can read music and sing like Celine? I consider you a musician.
In an orchestra? You're a musician
One, how do you that they cant read music?
Two, how do they all steal songs?
So I can be a singer in band, not knowing how to play shit, but I'm a musician? Now you say if you can make your whole song on a computer by sampling beats, you're not a musician either? Okay, I'll give you 24 hours to make a beat and we'll see how good/bad it is since that anyone can do it.
You realize what sampling is, correct? They aren't taking the WHOLE song and using it as their's, most of the time its just a snippet of it, like the chorus.
There's obviously a difference between sampling a beat (making it yourself) and stealing an instrumental from somebody else. In the first case, if you do it well and don't just rip the original song you are a musician imo.
BTW Cedric, not all rappers are misogynic retards who rap about their cars and hoes.